New ‘green’ building legislation to be unveiled at The Big 5

Green DubaiBig 5 attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about Dubai’s new green building regulations before they go live in early 2014.Dubai Municipality will present the latest Dubai Green Building Code at The Big 5, offering attendees the opportunity to understand more about the regulations and their impact on the industry for the future before they go-live in early 2014

Information on the Dubai Green Building Project, of which the new regulations are derived, will be provided along with the rationale behind its implementation, and the role it will play in Dubai’s drive for sustainability.

There will be a full outline of the requirements for assessment and certification of green buildings together with a follow-up workshop that will provide more in-depth information on assessment procedures.

There will be a comprehensive overview of the testing procedures of products within the new regulations and the certification process.

Engineer Abdulla Rafia, Assistant Director General of Engineering at the Dubai Municipality, said, “The new Green Building Code will be implemented next year, and we are currently working to strengthen our efforts in educating the necessary audiences on the requirements they will have to meet.

“We are ready, our testing and certification centres are ready; we want to ensure that the industry is also ready and has access to the relevant training and information they require in advance of the launch. The Big 5 provides an excellent platform for us to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and communicate this key information.”

These free-to-attend seminars will also provide key insight into the progress of Dubai’s construction market, and the key successes and challenges, including that of meeting the increased demand for power and water that comes with the on-going growth and development.

The seminars will take place on the 25 and 26 of November during The Big 5 2013 at Dubai World Trade Centre. For further information and to register for a place, please visit

In addition to the Dubai Municipality workshops, The Big 5 will host a number of educational platforms, with seminars and workshops focusing on key challenges and trends within the industry.

In addition, the two-day Sustainability Design & Construction Conference will run in parallel and host a series of regional and international experts to discuss urban development, iconic architecture and present case studies of several local sustainable buildings.

This article originally featured in Technical Review Middle East Issue 5 2013

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